Dealing with economic doubt sweet factories in Egypt proceeded Thursday creating candy dolls within the lead as much as next week’s Eid festivities.
Egyptians celebrate al-Mawled al-Nabawi, or simply just Mawlid, the birthday celebration of Prophet Muhammed on Nov. 20, by purchasing candy dolls for kids that can come in 2 types; a bride for females and a horse and rider for boys.
“Our company is the guarantors of a tradition it,” the owner of one of these candy factories, Ali Farag Al Arabi, told EFE that we have learned from our parents, and we’ve been told to preserve.
The pinnacle for the confectionery family members company launched by their grandfather in 1960, Al Arabi has seen a deterioration that is gradual this sector, specially after the 2011 uprising, after which following the Egyptian lb drifting in 2016.
“there has been instances when the price tag on sugar as well as other items have already been quite high,” Al Arabi stated. “Before, there have been multiple hundred factories (of candy) in Cairo, however now we have been truly the only two.”
Regardless of the problems dealing with their sector, Al Arabi said which he doesn’t want to stop Mawlid’s sweet manufacturing.
“creating brides and horses for nearly 15-20 times will perhaps not damage us economically,” Al Arabi stated, while stressing that their factory creates other kinds of candies all year round.
For the creation of the Mawlid candies Al Arabi’s factory employees utilize sugar being a material that is foundational “We place it (sugar substance) to boil after which pour it in a particular mildew shaped like a bride or even a horse. Later on, we allow it (the sweet) dry,” explained Al Arabi.
When dry, the sugary toys can be purchased to merchants whom offer them to loved ones and buddies whom then present the candies to kiddies across Egypt. Read More